SOURCE: RPost

January 23, 2007 08:00 ET

RPost Enhances Flagship Registered E-Mail Service With Greater Security for E-Mail Attachments

Upgrade Provides Option to Automatically Convert Microsoft Office Attachments to PDFs With One Mouse Click, at No Added Cost

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 --RPost® US Inc., the Registered E-mail® service company, today announced the immediate availability of a new "Convert to PDF" feature that allows for on-the-fly conversion of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to PDF files, at no additional cost. With the upgraded RPost service, e-mail users with a click of the mouse can automatically convert Microsoft Office attachments into simple or password-protected PDF files during the "Send" process. The new "Convert to PDF" feature builds on RPost's ground-breaking Registered E-mail service that allows users to send critical e-mail messages and electronic documents with verifiable proof of delivery. RPost e-mail users are returned legally valid evidence of precisely what e-mail content and attachments were sent and received, by whom and when.

"RPost is focused on providing its customers the highest level of functionality, efficiency and security when they hit the 'Send' button, enabling users to easily manage and secure their outbound electronic communications. RPost users recognize that if it is important enough to put in PDF form, it probably warrants the assurance of delivery and proof of content that a Registered E-mail message provides," said Zafar Khan, co-founder and CEO of RPost. "The new 'Convert to PDF' feature furthers our mission by making it fast, easy and free for e-mail users to benefit from a more secure format for attachments, with the option of password encryption for an additional layer of security when needed."

While recent federal and state statutes (ESIGN and UETA) have given electronic messages the same legal status as paper documents, traditional e-mail applications are unable to verify the content of e-mail messages or prove legally that a message was actually received. Enterprise e-mail users recognize the value in using RPost Registered E-mail messages for electronic communications that have consequence, such as binding property to contracts and proposals. By arming users with verifiable proof of delivery and content, e-mail suddenly becomes a viable alternative to overnight delivery of business critical information and allows organizations to save significant time and money.

How It Works

While processing Registered E-mail messages, if opted, the RPost infrastructure converts requested documents to PDF with no tedious extra steps and at no additional cost. RPost enables the sender to choose to convert Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) attachments into PDF format while en route to the recipient destination -- with just one extra click. The sender receives proof of content delivered and the recipient receives the selected attachments as PDF files. In addition, the sender may decide to add extra security to the PDF by assigning a password the receiver must input to open the PDF. Customers can choose to convert to PDF one or all of the attached files adding flexibility to secure e-mail communications.

As RPost does not require per user licenses for its Registered E-mail services, companies can deploy the Registered E-mail capabilities with the PDF conversion capability on every desktop, making the conversion process completely hassle free, and eliminating the need and expense for additional PDF converter software licenses.

Enterprise e-mail users who send attachments in PDF format usually do so because the content is business critical and requires a higher level of security. The marriage of RPost Registered E-mail service with the option for automatic PDF conversion is a natural evolution of RPost's mission to empower e-mail users with legal proof of message, delivery, content and official time stamp for business-critical electronic communications.

About RPost US Inc.:

RPost® US Inc. has set the global standard for Legal Proof™ for e-mail. RPost's patented services provide the e-mail sender with legally valid evidence of precisely what e-mail content and attachments were sent and received, by whom and when. RPost has strategic business relationships with AT&T, Sprint, Qwest, BTInfonet (BritishTel) and Symantec, among others, to provide RPost services to their existing clients. Available in five languages, RPost Registered E-mail® services are also used daily by the United States Government and have been endorsed and marketed by many of the influential bar associations in the United States. Headquartered in Los Angeles, RPost US Inc. has offices in Boston and Washington D.C. RPost International Limited operates in Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and Australia.

"Registered E-mail" is a registered trademark owned by RPost. For more information about RPost, please visit www.rpost.com.

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